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Want to:

Learn more about native plants ?

Landscape with native plants (and save on your watering bill)?

Provide habitat for wildlife ?

Meet fellow outdoor enthusiasts ?

Help restore natural areas?

Then join our meetup group, attend our presentations, take part in hikes and other sponsored events. For more information see the Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) website at http://www.wnps.org or the South Sound Chapter (SSC) website at http://www.southsoundchapterwnps.org .

Chapter meetings start each year with a kickoff picnic in September and we have meetings in the evening in Tacoma and Olympia from November through May. We also have hikes all throughout the year. Come join us!!

Upcoming events (1)

Hike at Yelm Shoreline Nature Preserve

Yelm Shoreline Nature Preserve

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 Title/Location: Yelm Shoreline Nature Preserve, 17836 State Route 507, Yelm Hike Leader: Nikki Dizon, Cyndy Dillon Contact Information [masked][masked] Departure Time: 10am Estimated Return Time: 12pm Departure location: Parking area near house in Reserve Number of people: 15 Hike Description: Easy walk through lush native plant woods along Nisqually River. Any special requirements: Wear good hiking shoes. Water and cookies will be provided. No restrooms are available at site. Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/native-plant-id-walk-registration-61115734808 Directions: From Tacoma go south on I-5 to WA-512 and then east to Route 7. Go south to Roy Y and take right fork on WA-507 toward Yelm. After crossing the bridge over the Nisqually River, take an immediate right onto a gravel road at the blue sign that says Yelm Shoreline Nature Reserve just before Stewart’s Meat shop on the left. Parking is down road on left. From Olympia, go north on I-5 to Mounts Rd SW/Old Pacific Highway SE and turn east. Continue on Old Pacific Hwy SE and take Reservation Rd SE (WA-510E) which becomes Yelm Highway SE. Continue onto WA-507. Just before crossing the bridge over Nisqually River and opposite Stewart’s Meat shop on the right, turn left, turn onto a gravel road at the blue sign that says Yelm Shoreline Nature Reserve. Parking is down road on left.

Past events (206)

Chapter Meeting in Tacoma: The Butterfly Project

Tacoma Nature Center

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